Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine

Daily News for
Monday, January 21, 2013
← 2013-01-20 Previous DayNext Day 2013-01-22 →

To view another day, enter a year, month and day, and press enter:
NOTE: Date must be in the form YYYY-MM-DD, like 2013-01-21.

Adair County fatality occurs at Burkesville RD/Veterans Bypass

Three others injured. One also flown from Westlake Regional Hospital to Lexington
Related story with photo: Traffic being turned back at 3-vehicle collision site, Columbia, KY

By TFC Wm. Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY - Tpr. Logan Richardson is investigating a collision that occurred today, Monday, January 21, 2013, at 1:38pmCT on KY 61 and the Columbia bypass. 44-year-old Glenda Downey of Jamestown, 2013, was operating a 1993 Oldsmobile, traveling south on the Columbia bypass when she failed to stop at a red light. She struck a 1995 Chevy operated by 59-year-old Ronald Gibson of Columbia, KY. Gibson was traveling west on Burkesville Street; his vehicle then struck a 1996 Chevrolet that was traveling east on Burkesville Street. It was operated by 59-year-old Cynthia Harvey of Columbia. All operators were wearing seatbelts.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2013-01-21 23:40:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

<-Previous PhotoPhoto 1 of 3Next Photo->
Scene of collisions involving three vehicles

2013-01-21 - Intersection KY 61/KY 55 Bypass, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Kentucky State Police
, Columbia Police Department, and the Adair County SAR are turning back everyone, from the scene of collisions involving three vehicles at the intersection of KY 61/Burkesville Road and KY 55/Adair Veterans Memorial Bypass while cleanup is underway. From early reports, one vehicle came into the intersection from the right hand road, the bypass; one was travelling north on KY 61/Burkesville Road, and a third was traveling south on KY 61/Burkesville Street.

Read More... | Permalink | Comments?

Poetry by Robert Stone: Sonnet for MLK Day

Within the other
- a sonnet for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
When being unappreciated moves
routine to pause and ask to be involved,
superior self-centered disapproves
and blind refuses humble be absolved.

Imprisoned either by false love or law
unchaining may but come with final breath.
Within the other we can spot some flaw
allowing condemnation even death.

Denouncing souls and bodies as unfit
is bullying by ignorant, by learned
who clueless rant, who scheming fraud commit
believing self above those they have spurned.

Yet eyes wide open dream that future time
when mercy, truth, and justice deal with crime.

- Robert Stone, 21 January 2013

2013-01-21 23:38:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone

Jessica Lee Watson, Taylor County, KY (1988-2013)

Jessica Lee Watson, age 25, of Campbellsville, KY, died here Saturday, December 19, 2013.

Funeral services for Jessica Lee Watson will be held at 10amCT/11amET, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 East Main Street, Campbellsville, KY with burial in the Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery. The family request visitation 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2013-01-21 19:23:42 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Billy Bruce Stephens, Russell Co., KY (1951-2013)

He was a member of a large, respected Russell County, KY, family. He was the son of the late Retha and Alvin Ray Stephens, and the husband of Shelia Faye Wilson Stephens, who survives. He leaves two direct living descendants. He was a farmer and attended Bernard Church of God.
Click on headline for complete obituary

Billy Bruce Stephens, 61, of Russell Springs, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral services for Billy Bruce Stephens will be 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with burial in the Bernard Cemetery. Friends may call after 5pmCT/6pmET, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Bernard Funeral Home. The officiating clergy will be Bro. Scott Proctor and Bro. Bobby Conner. Special music will be by Diane Hughes, Bobby Dunbar, and Lori Stephens.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2013-01-21 19:10:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Traffic being turned back at 3-vehicle collision site, Columbia, KY

UPDATE: See: Adair County fatality occurs at Burkesville RD/Veterans Bypass
Updates will be heard on The WAVE 92.7, posted on as available. Also: with Larry Smith on 99.9 FM the Big Dawg

News bulletin from Larry Smith, 92.7 the WAVE, and Ed Waggener, CM

COLUMBIA, KY - (Monday, January 21, 2013 at 4:15pmCT) - The site of a terrible accident, which occurred at 1:38pmCT, Monday, January 21, 2013, involving three vehicles at the intersection of Burkesville Road/KY 61 and the Adair Veterans Memorial Bypass/KY 55 is a sea of flashing blue lights and police cars as police were turning back traffic while cleanup of glass and debris and removal of the three vehicles is underway.

Apparently, one vehicle was headed south on the bypass, another was headed north on 55, and the third came into the intersection headed south.

Personnel in four Kentucky State police cruisers, two City of Columbia Police cars, an EMS unit, and Adair County SAR units were on the scene. Complete details are expected later from police. - Larry Smith and Ed Waggener

2013-01-21 16:19:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

(Ad) A little activity in Freecycle, and an innovative idea

A Freecycling ad has just been posted for Four display shelf unit to be given away, and the party is hoping they will be taken today. Freecycle works so well that many times there are none.

However, there may come a time, thanks to a visionary Freecycler, who recently wrote, after a Successful Riddance, "I'm tempted to just list my garage and let people have anything they want except the car. Great way to get the garage cleared out-something I've been threatening to do for 10 years." That ought to keep Freecycling alive for some time. It's a FREE category. To give away some useful but unneeded item, use Contact/Submit Button for individuals in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties, KY. To see What's Free, What's Paid, and how to submit an ad, see Rates & Terms. And yes, banner ads, like the one in CM Automotive are available.

If it's in your way, give it away. Don't throw it away. FREECYCLE

2013-01-21 11:12:57 | Comments | Printable version

Megan C Davis, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2013)

He was a veteran of World War II, having served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps.

Megan C. Davis, formerly of Campbellsville, KY died at 1:05pmET, Monday, January 14, 2013 in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Entombment was at Woodlawn Memory Gardens in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2013-01-21 09:47:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

(Ad) CM sort of open, sort of closed today is observing the holiday/Inauguration today, somewhat. Write to us using any Contact/Submit Button We're not all out open, but we're not totally closed either. We will be posting ads, sports stories photos, some news stories, ads, events updates, deaths, ads birthdays, anniversaries, fires, collisions, births, history, What's Cooking in Adair County, and, ads. Other than that and a few other things, we're off today. We've already broke into the holiday to make emergency postings, like the one we just made in CM Classifieds for a StairMaster 4000 in CM For Sale. For Sale is a FREE category for individuals in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties, KY. To see What's Free, What's Paid, and how to submit an ad, see Rates & Terms. And yes, banner ads, like the one in CM Automotive are available.

With the improving weather in the next few days, now is the time to find the home of your dreams in Real Estate and Auctions or CM Rentals

2013-01-21 08:30:19 | Comments | Printable version

Travel: Rinegar. Joe Rinegar. Rhymes with vinegar

How we met an unforgettable man met in one of life's most common emergencies, on a visit to Moore County, Tennessee.
Evoked on reading: Big Al's visit to Lynchburg Tennessee with lots of photo(s)

By Ed Waggener

When we hear the words, Lynchburg, TN, neither Jack Daniel nor Lem Motlow are the first to come to mind. In our minds, the name synonymous with Lynchburg is Joe Rinegar.

Article continues... click title or click here to read whole article.
2013-01-21 07:16:48 | Comments | Printable version

Inauguration, Martin Luther King Day: Events, links

Today, January 21, 2013, is an official holiday for Kentucky State and Federal Employees, Martin Luther King Day is observed the third Monday of each year, though his birthday is January 15. It is also Inauguration Day. Adair County Schools, Kentucky State Offices and Courts, and Federal offices including the US Post Offices, are closed to day. Many businesses will be closed today. For restaurants, see What's Cooking. Other holiday/Inauguration details are found in CM Events.

Watch the Inauguration Weekend Live today, online at Inauguration Weekend Live. Here's the schedule:
  • 10:30amCT/11:30amET - Inaugural Swearing in Ceremony
  • 1:35pmCT/2:35pmET - Presidential Escort/Inaugural Parade
  • 6:25pmCT/7:25pmET - Commander in Chief Ball
Inaugural videos at the site are available anytime.

Google will yield a number of Martin Luther King stories and commentary. Here's a link to one good one: Why Conservatives call MLK their hero on CNN. By John Blake. It's much broader than the title implies. -EW

2013-01-21 05:50:01 | Comments | Printable version

Bell story elicits memory of significant moment in Columbia life

When Joe Taylor, Sr. died, there was an unforgettable tribute to him, a time when students at the school made an unforgettable, solemn tribute to a quiet, gentle, steadfast man, the janitor, who was always there, in the background doing his job so well.
From notes from Ann Curtis

The story in Sunday with CM, January 20, 2013, about the new life for the bell from Columbia Graded and High school, elicited a reminder about the man who rang the bell, Joe Taylor, Sr.

Ann Heskamp Curtis wrote, "I enjoyed the story of the old school bell and think it's great that it will be a feature at the new school. I must say that although I attended the Columbia Grade Center for 8 years in the 1950s, I have no memory of the bell!"

But what she does remember is of even more importance, about Mr. Taylor's death:
"I do remember Mr. Joe Taylor, however. He was such a kind and gentle soul. When he died, all of the schoolchildren were taken to pay our respect at the funeral home. We walked from the school at the top of Guardian Street, around the Square and to the funeral home on Greensburg St., where we reverently filed through, single file."
She adds, "Things were certainly different then, weren't they?"

Comments re article 57058 A Big Piece of History going into Adair Co Primary Center

2013-01-21 04:52:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Today, MONDAY with CM, January 21, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for January 21, 2013:
Seldom viewed treasures
when possessed have solemn worth,
when hoped for shine bright.
--Robert Stone, Monday, 21 January 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 496, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Plus some- added Sunday, this past week, with maybe a few from History, and more are posted here: Quick Quote
Find the good and praise it. - ALEX HALEY, Author of ROOTS, quoted by Sen. Lamar Alexander at the 2nd Inauguraton of President Barack Obama

2013-01-21 04:19:47 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January 21
Happy Anniversary, Mike and Teresa Roy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ricky and Susan Bohannon (1979) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cameron Huff (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Danielle Kerekes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gavin Lavigne (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joe B. McKinley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melanie Miller | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shane Gaskins (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Timmy Keith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tonya Bunch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wesley Melton (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Rosie Catherine Presson, 92, Adair Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Gene Walker, Green Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Richard Thomas Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1940) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Travis Lewis, Taylor County, KY (1928) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chester (Bill) Wise, Taylor Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Louise Lile, Adair County, KY (1961-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Peter (Pete) B. Johnson II, Green County, KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Leon Lasley, Adair Co., KY native (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nancy Hines, Casey Co., KY (1948-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Kathy Munford, 63, Taylor Co., KY (1951-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Terry Lantis Long, 65, Cumberland Co., KY (1949-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Icy Ford McCubbin, 99, Green County, KY (1916-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marilyn Faye Poff, 76, Taylor Co., KY (1940-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John N. Murphy, 59, Casey County, KY (1957-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Rose May Houser Parrott, Green County, KY (1931-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Tom Andrew, 60, Adair County, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Monday, January 21, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
7:45amCTNo School in Adair County School District. Martin Luther King Day | (ID:20853, Comment)
8:00amCTC/AC Chamber Office closed for MLK Day, Jan. 21, 2013
The Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce office, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, will be closed Monday, January 21, 2013 in observance of Martin L. King Jr. Day. - - Kathy Johnson | (ID:20825, Comment)
10:30amCT10:30amCT/11:30amET - Inaugural Swearing in Ceremony
Watch Live Online: Inauguration Live. | (ID:20854, Comment)
11:00amCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Maude Yarberry, Adair Co., KY (1921-2013) | (ID:20846, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:20563, Comment)
1:35pmCT1:35pmCT/2:35pmET - Presidential Escort/Inaugural Parade
Watch Online: Inauguration Live. | (ID:20855, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia. Two Selections | (ID:20595, Comment)
6:00pmCTCub Scout Pack 888 meets, CUMC, 202 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY
Check with scoutmaster for any Labor Day change
Cub Scout Pack 888 meets each Monday night at 6pmCT, in the basement of the Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY. Anyone who wants to join the Cub Scouts is welcome to attend. -Phillip Richard | (ID:20613, Comment)
Boy Scouts meet at Columbia United Methodist Church
The Boy Scouts meet at the Columbia Unitied Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY every Monday night at 6pmCT. (We will meet at the Sportsmans Club occasionally, depending on the weather.) Phone 270-250-9482. - Shane Patterson | (ID:20617, Comment)
6:25pmCT6:25pmCT/7:25pmET - Commander in Chief Ball
Watch Online: Inauguration Live. | (ID:20856, Comment)
6:30pmCTWestlake Hospital Auxiliary meets Monday, January 21, 2013
The Westlake Hospital Auxiliary will meet on Monday,January 21, 2013 at 6:30pmCT/7:30pmET, in the Cafeteria at Westlake Regional Hospital, 901 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY. - Delwin K. Blair | (ID:20833, Comment)


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and, PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
By phone: 270-403-0017. By e-mail:

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.